Examples of poems about friendship include "On Friendship" by Kahlil Gibran and "The Glory of Friendship" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. "A Golden Chain" is another poem about friendship by Helen Steiner Rice.
"On Friendship" by Gibran starts out with the line, "Your friend is your needs answered." This poem is about how friends seek peace in each other and learn to speak without words. Gibran writes, "And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart." He also advises one to seek a friend "with hours to live" instead of hours to kill.
"The Glory of Friendship" by Emerson is a short poem that defines friendship as a form of spiritual inspiration. He refers to the kind of inspiration that "comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him."
Rice writes "Friendship is a Golden Chain, the links are friends so dear" in her poem on friendship. This poem details how friendship becomes more cherished over time and how time can't destroy the memories of loving friendship. She writes about how "friendship is a priceless gift" and that "to have an understanding friend is worth far more than gold."